By screening current employees, organizations can prevent costly data and security breeches.
￼￼￼￼By Raj Ananthanpillai
In response to the data deluge, organizations are collecting and analyzing more sensitive, valuable, digital information than at any time in history. In fact, IDC predicts that the amount of data being generated will grow to a whopping 44 zettabytes by 2020. The good news is that this phenomenon is making companies smarter and more efficient. The bad news is that there is no shortage of unethical employees looking to access this sensitive information for personal gain. While many organizations take extensive measures to protect their IT networks from data breaches, they fail to devote the same amount of resources to protecting against threats that are just as dangerous: their employees, contractors, and supply chain participants.
Insider threats often pose the greatest risk to organizations whether it’s stealing sensitive data, exposing corporate secrets, or acting in a way that ruins corporate reputations. This type of behavior is making headlines. Recently, Morgan Stanley revealed that a former employee had stolen information about 350,000 of its wealthiest clients, much of which was posted